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Young Adult Library Services Association's lists of great films for teens, based on a different theme each year. 2000 List was Coming of Age Around the World.

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YALSA'S FABULOUS FILMS: Coming of Age Around the World

Young Adult Library Services Association's lists of great films for teens, based on a different theme each year. 2000 List was Coming of Age Around the World.

10 things I hate about you   [videorecording] DVD 10 things I hate about you [videorecording]
A modern retelling of William Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew. With an all star cast this movie deals with the issues of peer pressure, parents’ expectations, and discovering where you fit in the world.

DVD 10T142
Bend it like Beckham   [videorecording] DVD Bend it like Beckham [videorecording]
Jess, a high school soccer star, struggles with finding herself and remaining true to her family’s strict orthodox Sikh beliefs.

Dogtown and Z-boys   [videorecording] DVD Dogtown and Z-boys [videorecording]
This documentary captures the heyday of skateboarding in the west Los Angeles surfing community known as Dogtown during the 1970’s. The film features quintessential skaters, known as the Z-Boys, who transformed the sport and popular culture.

DVD-ED 796.22 DOG661
Juno   [videorecording] DVD Juno [videorecording]
Faced with an unplanned pregnancy, a quirky sixteen-year-old makes an unusual decision regarding her unborn child in this witty comedy.

Love*com   [videorecording] :   the movie DVD Love*com [videorecording] : the movie
Can tall girl and short boy ever overcome their height differences and not only become friends but boyfriend and girlfriend? Based on a Manga series, this romantic comedy from Japan explores relationships and acceptance in a unique format.

Osama   [videorecording] DVD Osama [videorecording]
Being female in Taliban controlled Afghanistan is difficult, but when Osama’s mother decides to pass her off as a male, and her real identity is discovered, her life turns tragic. This is the first movie produced in Afghanistan after the defeat of the Taliban.

Persepolis   [videorecording] DVD Persepolis [videorecording]
Based on the graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi, this animated feature chronicles the coming of age of a spirited young Iranian girl during the Islamic Revolution.

Spirited away   [videorecording] Juvenile DVD Spirited away [videorecording]
This animated fantasy follows a young girl, Chihiro, who is trapped in a strange new world of spirits. When her parents undergo a mysterious transformation, she must call upon the courage she never knew she had to free herself and return her family to the outside world.

Superbad   [videorecording] DVD Superbad [videorecording]
Seth and Evan want nothing more than to get lucky before heading to college. With the help of their friend McLovin, they prepare for college life full of beer, girls, and facing life without each other.

The boys of Baraka   [videorecording] DVD The boys of Baraka [videorecording]
This documentary follows four twelve year-old at-risk boys as they go from inner city Baltimore to the experimental Baraka School in Kenya.

DVD-ED 365.42 BOY4805
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